• The Daily Times (NM), March 17 – Sixteen University of Denver law students wanted to make a difference. They wanted to learn more about their field of study and ditch their books for a dose of real-life legal services; a precursor to their future careers. They chose to do it in San Juan County and on the Navajo Nation. The 16 students will spend the week working with local children and seniors and performing various outreach projects designed to leave a lasting footprint in the area.
    http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_14689750
    Other media reporting this story:
    Las Cruces Sun-News, March 17 – http://www.lcsun-news.com/new_mexico-news/ci_14689750
  • Cassandra C. Fava (2L, Evening division) was recently elected to serve as the 2010-2011 Circuit Governor for the ABA Law Student Division’s 15th Circuit. In this capacity, Fava will be serving on the ABA Law Student Division Board of Governors and as the liaison between the ABA Law Student Division and the law students from each of the nine ABA-approved schools in our circuit.
    “I am excited and humbled to have been chosen to serve the law students in our circuit,” said Fava. “This position creates a wonderful opportunity for both our law school and for me to bring issues of importance to the forefront on both the national and regional level. Over the next twelve months, I will attend at least five different meetings, one held within our circuit, one within this our region of the United States and three at various locations across the country.”
  • Glauce Coelho has been named as the Outstanding LLM in Environmental and Natural Resources Student of the Year for this academic year. The award is given to the student who has achieved the highest grade point average among LLM students. Glauce is originally from São Paulo, Brazil. After five years of law school, she graduated from the prestigious Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo and passed the Brazilian Bar Exam. Glauce’s legal career began in two of the most reputable law firms in Brazil, “Demarest & Almeida,” and “Mattos Filho Advogados”, where she gained knowledge and expertise of civil and business law. In 2008, Glauce moved to the United States with her husband to pursue an international career and enrolled in our LLM program.
  • Matthew Wagner has been named as the Outstanding MRLS (Master of Resources Law Studies) Student of the Year for this academic year. The award is given to the student who has achieved the highest grade point average among MRLS students. Matthew is currently working as Interim Director of Communications for Freedom to Roam, Denver, Colo., a coalition of leading business, government and conservation organizations formed to enhance understanding and funding for wildlife corridor conservation efforts (http://www.freedomtoroam.org). Matthew also recently completed an internship at the Governor’s Energy Office (GEO), a policy office for Colorado Governor Bill Ritter’s New Energy Economy roll-out and was a senior associate at Carmichael Lynch Spong a Denver-based three-time public relations agency of the year (http://www.carmichaellynchspong.com).
  • Isaac Smith, current MRLS student, has been selected as the winner entry for this year’s AIPN conference in Galveston. Mr. Smith’s conference fee as well as all trip expenses will be covered by AIPN.
    -Publication of article “Políticas de Energía y Cambio Climático de los Estados Unidos” (Current Energy and Climate Change Policies in the United States) in Revista de Derecho Ambiental , one of the leading publications in South America, by Director of Graduate Programs Prof. Don Smith with a translation by Assistant Director Lucy Daberkow and LLM graduate Noemi Nuñez.
  • Media Law Prof Blog, March 25 – Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, has published “Unregulating Online Harassment,” at 57 Denver University Law Review Online 59 (2010).
    This short essay was written as part of the “Cyber Civil Rights: New Challenges for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in our Networked Age” symposium sponsored by the University of Denver Law Review in November 2009. The essay offers a few reasons why Cyber Civil Rights advocates should not seek to amend 47 USC § 230, the statutory immunity that protects websites from being liable for user content.
    http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/2010/03/regulation-and-online-harassment.html
  • Nick Catanzarite, Class of 2010, competed as a paralympian in the 2010 Paralympic Games in Whistler, BC. He raced the Giant Slalom and Super G. Nick traveled to the Paralympics after spending 3 weeks competing in world cup races in Austria and Italy.
    The Daily Times (NM), March 17 – Sixteen University of Denver law students wanted to make a difference. They wanted to learn more about their field of study and ditch their books for a dose of real-life legal services; a precursor to their future careers. They chose to do it in San Juan County and on the Navajo Nation. The 16 students will spend the week working with local children and seniors and performing various outreach projects designed to leave a lasting footprint in the area.
    http://www.daily-times.com/four_corners-news/ci_14689750
    Other media reporting this story:
    Las Cruces Sun-News, March 17 – http://www.lcsun-news.com/new_mexico-news/ci_14689750
  • The following 2L students were chosen for publication in the DU Law Review’s Tenth Circuit Survey Issue, which will be printed in the spring/summer of 2010.
    Nicole Black
    Darren Kafka
    Webster Cash
    Ana Gutierrez
    Lindsay Houseal
    Sarah Millard
    Adam Royval
  • Roy McFarland
    As an intern during the summer of 2008, McFarland assisted with an article that is currently being published as a three-part series in the International Trademark Association’s Bulletin titled, “Criminal Prosecution for Counterfeiting in Latin America.” McFarland is mentioned in a footnote at the end of each installment.
  • Thomas Loegering and Scott Neckers
    Law Week Colorado, week of February 15 – In January, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Students Thomas Loegering and Scott Neckers brought home the trophy for first place in the Tulane University Baseball Arbitration Moot Court Competition.
    (not posted online)
  • Zikkir.com, January 25—For Melina Hernandez, a law student at the University of Denver and patient of Planned Parenthood, her activism was inspired by the knowledge that others before her fought for her right to reproductive freedom. The turning point for Hernandez was a discussion with a mentor who expressed concerns about the waning priority of younger generations engaged in pro-choice activism.
  • Two current DU Law Students, Bryan Jensen (3L) and Scott Valent (3L) were recently selected as semi-finalists for the 2009 American Bar Association Tax Challenge and will compete in the semi-final rounds in San Antonio, Texas on January 22, 2010. Only 6 teams out of approximately 38 were selected to move to the semi-final round, and the DU Law team of B. Jensen and S. Valent were one of the six teams.
    For more information, you can contact Professor Alicia Buckingham through the LL.M. tax program
  • Congratulations are in order for 3L Adam L. Massaro whose article “Solar Power for Commercial Buildings” is featured in the January/ February 2010 issue of Probate & Property, a publication of the Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section of the ABA. He prepared initial versions of the paper as part of a directed research project sponsored by Professor K.K. DuVivier.
  • Scott Neckers, 2L, and Thomas Loegering, 3L, competed in and won the third annual Tulane University Baseball Arbitration Competition, at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans, LA on January 23-24. The competition involved 4 written briefs based on the criteria for salary arbitration laid out in the MLB Collecting Bargaining Agreement, and 4 rounds of oral argument in front of lawyers familiar with baseball salary arbitration, including a leading authority on sports and labor law who is an actual MLB arbitrator. En route to the winning the championship, Scott and Thomas beat teams from Duke, South Texas, Ave Maria, and Notre Dame. The team competed in the first two rounds on Saturday, representing the interests of one baseball club and one player at simulated salary arbitration hearings. After receiving the highest total score during the first two rounds among the 38 teams in the competition, Scott and Thomas moved onto the semi-finals on Sunday morning, where they again bested their competition and moved onto the final round against Notre Dame. Even without much time to prepare in between the semi-finals and finals, the team won the final round in convincing fashion and took home the title.
  • Matthew Hofmeister won the 12th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition. His paper, titled, “The RIAA and Online Piracy: Why Bundling Access to Digital Music with Other Products and Services Would Give the Industry Greater Control Over Downloading” topped those of many other competitors, including students from Harvard Law School.